Nahum 1:12-13 For, says the LORD, be they ever so many and so vigorous, still they shall be mown down and disappear. Though I have humbled you, I will humble you no more. Now will I break his yoke from off you, and burst asunder your bonds.
“My beloved child, well do I know how numerous and vigorous are those who would destroy the souls of my children. They plan their attacks and launch offensives without rest. My children grow tired—the fight is too much for mere mortals. That is why, my child, I sent my beloved Son to die for your sins. The yoke has been broken; all you need do is call upon his name and the enemy will be powerless against you. Child remember this always. Practice in small temptations so that when the bigger ones come your faith will not fail you. Stand firm. Let not the great gift of Jesus Christ go unclaimed by you, especially in time of temptation. Cast off the yoke of sin, for in the time so soon to come, the yoke of sin will weigh you down. Enter into the perfect love of Christ and be free.”
Jesus, Savior, I claim your perfect sacrifice with unending gratitude. May your perfect love protect me and mine from all temptation. Deliver us from evil, O merciful Jesus. Amen.